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HIV AND HCV COINFECTION: PREVALENCE, ASSOCIATED FACTORS AND GENOTYPE CHARACTERIZATION IN THE MIDWEST REGION OF BRAZIL

Overview of attention for article published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, December 2014
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Title
HIV AND HCV COINFECTION: PREVALENCE, ASSOCIATED FACTORS AND GENOTYPE CHARACTERIZATION IN THE MIDWEST REGION OF BRAZIL
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, December 2014
DOI 10.1590/s0036-46652014000600011
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Authors

Solange Zacalusni Freitas, Sheila Araújo Teles, Paulo Cesar Lorenzo, Marco Antonio Moreira Puga, Tayana Serpa Ortiz Tanaka, Danilo Yamamoto Thomaz, Regina Maria Bringel Martins, Angelita Fernandes Druzian, Andréa Siqueira Campos Lindenberg, Marina Sawada Torres, Sérgio A. Pereira, Livia Melo Villar, Elisabete Lampe, Ana Rita Coimbra Motta-Castro

Abstract

A cross-sectional study on prevalence, associated factors and genotype distribution of HCV infection was conducted among 848 HIV-infected patients recruited at reference centers in the Midwest Region of Brazil. The prevalence rate of HIV-HCV coinfection was 6.9% (95% CI: 5.2 to 8.6). In multivariable analysis, increasing age, use of illicit drugs (injection and non-injection), a history of blood transfusion before 1994, and the absence of a steady partnership were significant independent associated factors for HIV-HCV coinfection. The phylogenetic analysis based on the NS5B region revealed the presence of two major circulating genotypes of HCV: genotypes 1 (58.3%) and 3 (41.7%). The prevalence of HIV-HCV coinfection was lower than those reported in studies conducted with HIV-infected patients in different regions of Brazil, due to the fact that illicit drug use is not a frequent mode of HIV transmission in this region of Brazil. Serologic screening of HIV-patients for HCV before initiating antiretroviral treatment, a comprehensive identification of associated factors, and the implementation of effective harm reduction programs are highly recommended to provide useful information for treatment and to prevent HCV coinfection in these patients.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 41 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 6 15%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Student > Postgraduate 2 5%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 2%
Professor 1 2%
Other 2 5%
Unknown 27 66%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 9 22%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 2%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 27 66%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 4. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 July 2020.
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#5,799,842
of 18,455,180 outputs
Outputs from Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
#50
of 424 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#73,488
of 241,388 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
#3
of 4 outputs
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So far Altmetric has tracked 424 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 2.9. This one has done well, scoring higher than 87% of its peers.
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